2badfjs said:thanx for all the help guys.....
mark w, i'll dig up my TRAILS and review your article..thanx
so for a 80-90% trail rig, is this 9"arm ok, or still to much?
Mark W said:The piece in the Trails is primarily addressing centering the steering. It doesn;t really ducsuss the arm except incidentally. But there is a shot that shows you how long it is and the bend. Note that I also flipped the end so that the tierod end is on top of the arm insted of the bottom.
IMHO the stock Scout arm is too long for a trail rig too. Mainly because of the extra length reducing the applied power of the steering by the sem amount as it increases the speed.
Mace said:No, the location of the spring on the axle makes no difference. Although, with a standard spring lift (you are at least 2.5" or more like 4" right?) you should gain some clearance between the arm and the spring.